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Study the word list: Prefixes: per or pre?

These prefixes are often confused. Say the word aloud and listen carefully to the sound.

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prepare
She is working hard to prepare for her test.
preview
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predict
We were able to predict what would happen. *
preserve
Making jam is a method used to preserve fruit. *
prehistoric
In prehistoric times dinosaurs roamed the earth.
premature
A premature baby is one born much earlier than normal.
presume
Do not presume that I will agree with all you decide.
pretend
Please don't pretend that you didn't know the truth.
prevent
Brush your teeth every day to prevent decay.
predominant
The predominant colour in her house is pink.
permit
My bus pass will permit me to have cheap travel.
perceive
To perceive something is to notice it.
perfect
Is lying on a beach your idea of a perfect holiday?
performance
The team’s performance was dismal.
permanent
Temporary is the opposite of permanent.
permission
We will apply for permission to extend our house.
persecute
You should not persecute him because of his beliefs.
persuade
Can I persuade you to have another slice of this cake?

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Learn about these words in Unit 23. Prefixes: when letters need changing.

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